Theo van Doesburg

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Theo and Nelly van Doesburg in the studio on Rue du Moulin Vert, Paris. 1923.
Born August 30, 1883(1883-08-30)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died March 7, 1931(1931-03-07) (aged 47)
Davos, Switzerland
Collections Institut Collectie Nederland, MoMA
Web Dada Companion, Wikipedia

Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931) was a Dutch artist, who practised painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl.

Grundbegriffe der neuen gestaltenden Kunst, 1925, Log, PDF.

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  • "Grondbegrippen der nieuwe beeldende kunst", Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 13:1 & 13:2, Haarlem: Bohn, 1919, pp 30-49 (13:1) & 169-188 (13:2); repr. as Grondbegrippen der nieuwe beeldende kunst, intro. S.U. Barbieri, Nijmegen: SUN, 1983, 119 pp. (Dutch)
    • Grundbegriffe der neuen gestaltenden Kunst, Munich: Albert Langen (Bauhausbücher, 6), 1925, 40+[26] pp. (German)
    • Principles of Neo-Plastic Art, intro. Hans M. Wingler, afterw. H.L.C. Jaffé, trans. Janet Seligman, London: Lund Humphries, 1968, x+73 pp; Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1968, x+73 pp, PDF. (English)
    • Atarashii zōkei geijutsu no kiso gainen [新しい造形芸術の基礎概念], trans. Hisao Miyajima, Tokyo: Chuo koron bijutsu shuppan, 1993. (Japanese)
    • Principios de nuevo arte plástico y otros escritos, trans. & intro. Charo Crego, Murcia: Colegio oficial de aparejadores y arquitéctos técnicos, 1985, 210 pp. (Spanish)
    • Principes fondamentaux de l'art néo-plastique, trans. Isabelle Ewig and Didier Semin, Paris: Beaux-arts de Paris, 2008, [112] pp. (French)
  • Klassiek, barok, modern, Antwerpen: De Sikkel, 1920, IDL. (Dutch)
    • Classique, baroque, moderne, Anvers: De Sikkel, and Paris: L. Rosenberg, 1921, 31+[15] pp. (French)
  • Wat is Dada?, The Hague: De Stijl, 1923, 14 pp; facs.repr., Leeuwarden: Miedema Pers, 1971; repr., Amsterdam: Nijsen, 1983. (Dutch)
    • Qu'est-ce que Dada?, intro. Marc Dachy, Paris: L'Echoppe, 1992, 58 pp. (French)

Selected writings[edit]

  • Scritti di arte e di architettura, ed. Sergio Polano, Rome: Officina, 1979, 632+[88] pp. (Italian)
  • De Stijl en de Europese architectuur: de architectuuropstellen in Het Bouwbedrijf 1924-1931, intro. Cees Boekraad, Nijmegen: SUN, 1986, 285 pp. (Dutch)
    • On European Architecture: Complete Essays from 'Het Bouwbedrijf' 1924-1931, Basel: Birkhäuser, 1990, 324 pp. (English)
    • Theo van Doesburg über Europäische Architektur: gesammelte Aufsätze aus Het Bouwbedrijf 1924-1931, Basel: Birkhäuser, 1990, 320 pp. (German)
  • L'opera architettonica, ed. Evert van Straaten, trans. Elena Colombetta and Massimo Parizzi, Milan: Electa, 1993, 223 pp; 2nd ed., 2004. (Italian)

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